Juan Jose Ibarretxe, Former President of the Basque Autonomous Community of Spain, to Speak at UMass Amherst

Juan Jose Ibarretxe, former president of the Basque Autonomous Community of Spain and director of the Agirre Lehendakaria Center of Social and Political Studies, will deliver the second annual William Douglass Chair in Basque Cultural Studies Lecture, Tuesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in the third floor conference room of Gordon Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ibarretxe’s presentation, “How to Change a Country,” is free and open to the public.

Studying Dragon Myths

What does anthropology have to do with dragons?  More than you’d think.  Professor Jean Forward, graduate student Virginia McLaurin, and undergraduate Rachel Keeffe began meeting last year after discovering that great serpent myths appeared on every continent, across cultures, in both...